2009-07-03 / Sports

No Rain Gives Par Tee Golf Ladies Chance To Shine

By Peg Ansbro

"I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par." — Chi Chi Rodriguez.

At last, a Thursday morning without rain and as a result, 36 ladies came to play golf at Riis Park. This week's standout player was Eileen Watson, who on the last nine holes had eight pars and a birdie! And she did it with borrowed clubs! Watson shot a 62! Peg Ansbro had a 64.

In the seventies were: Doris Neimeth (71), Nancy Heffernan (72), Joan Fallon and Johanna Beck (74), Barbara Caramelli and Pat Lunny shot 75, Delores McAleer (76), Chris Brunner (77) and Joan McNally scored 78.

Two birdies each were obtained by Watson and Ansbro and two chip-ins belonged to Sheila Donahue and Kate Hanratty and Joan Fallon had a chipin on hole seven. The one chip-in birdie was scored by Cissy Savarese. Closest to the pin on #18 was Watson.

Neither Alice Mateos nor Sheila Schaberick was able to attend, so Watson chaired the meeting. She thanked Margaret Bambury for setting up the brunch and doing such a fantastic job every week.

We have 68 members and Watson said new members are very welcome.

Betty Weed, chairlady for the Guys and Dolls Tournament, urged members to get their foursomes together. If you don't have a partner, foursomes can be arranged. The date is Thursday, July 23. Tee-off is at 7:45 with a shotgun format. The cost is $25 per person and lunch only will be $12.50.

Many thanks go to Cissy Savarese, who will be selling "Peggy Wheeler 50/50 Tickets" from now on. Wheeler, a gracious lady, could get you to buy a ticket even though you didn't want one. Her sense of humor, kindness and vibrant personality will be missed by all. Rest in peace, Peg!

And finally a little slice of golf history that you might enjoy. Why do golf courses have 18 holes — not 20, or 10, or an even dozen? During the discussion among the club's membership board at St. Andrews in 1858, a senior member pointed out that it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch. By limiting himself to only one shot of Scotch per hole, the Scot figured a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out. Bottoms-Up everyone!! God Bless!!! Have a great week! Branch, New Jersey. Acres of bunker tight to the beach and offshore in sixty feet of water are the envy of many a big basses eye. This moon should see some respectable fish. Monday evening Captain Rich, also a member of the Karen Ann cadre, boated a 42- pounder. Bunker schools are still lingering in the back bay. In years gone by big weakfish would find their way into the back bay and were targeted by local fishermen. Usually this would begin to develop around the fourth of July. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Well that's it. Until the next tide …

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